Elected officials react to bin Laden death:

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M.: “Osama Bin Laden epitomized the terror that gripped our nation on Sept. 11, 2001. Today, citizens across the globe share in a sense of relief and justice with the Americans who lost loved ones at his hands. Our heartfelt congratulations belong to the intelligence personnel, military forces and Commander-In-Chief for bringing this long manhunt to a close. Moving forward, our nation must remain vigilant in our efforts to confront radical extremism, but today we share in this momentous achievement.”

U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M.:
“This news has been a long time coming, and was made possible through the tireless efforts of our intelligence officials and armed forces.